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Nicole Beharie Will Play Jackie Robinson's Wife In Brian Helgeland's Biopic "42"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 2:26 PM
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We've known this for a little while, but it wasn't public yet, and now it is, so I'm posting it.
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Comedy Central Renews "Key & Peele" For Second Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 2:12 PM
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It made its debut on January 31 an apparently has been doing very well;  I recall a survey I posted asking you folks what you thought of it, and most of you seemed to dig it.
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NVBC Festival 2012 Event: Discover How to Become a Actual Working Actor with Winsome Sinclair

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 14, 2012 1:37 PM
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Fox Says "Waiting To Exhale" Sequel To Go On Without Whitney Houston + Oprah Might Replace Her

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 12:27 PM
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With all the emphasis on whether the upcoming Sparkle remake release will at all be affected by star Whitney Houston's passing, I forgot all about that sequel to Waiting To Exhale that was officially announced in 2010, when author Terry McMillan's book (which the sequel will be based on) Getting To Happy hit bookstore shelves.

Listen To Great Interview w/ Whitney Houston & Producer Debra Martin Chase On The "Sparkle" Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 11:31 AM
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Last November, a group of media outlets apparently spent an entire day on the Sparkle set, hald of which was reserved for interviews with the cast and crew, including Whitney Houston and producer Debra Martin Chase.
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The National Enquirer Gets Into Filmmaking Biz; Producing Whitney Houston Documentary

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 10:24 AM
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And it'll be a classy piece of non-fiction cinema I'm sure :-/

UPDATES On Forest Whitaker/Rachid Bouchareb Feature Collaboration On USA Anti-Arab Paranoia

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 10:04 AM
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A project I profiled last August is now pushing ahead, and some new info about it has surfaced... Forest Whitaker teaming with Oscar-nominated Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb to star in one of a trilogy of English-language films that will explore the complex relationship between the west and the Arab world.

NVBC Festival 2012 Preview - Magical Realist Drama "Let's Stay Together" + Video Interview With Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 9:45 AM
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Another highlight from the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Film Festival (NVBC) in Brooklyn, NY, is Let's Stay Together, directed by Joshua Bee Alafia - a work-in-progress screening the filmmaker describes as a work of magical realism. 

Trailer Watch For Documentary "The Air"

  • By Sergio
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  • February 13, 2012 10:36 PM
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Produced by Kirk Goodall and directed by Hilton Ariel Ruiz, The Air is a new documentary now making the film festival curcuit rounds which chronicles the life of Gil C Alicea.

Marlon Wayans Will Make Directorial Debut With Spoof Of Found-Footage Films Starring Essence Atkins

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 10:23 PM
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Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans will star in the indie comedy/spoof titled Smart Ass, which is decribed as a spoof of all those found-footage flicks that have been released quite a bit in recent years.

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